Feb 21, 2013
My youngest daughter loves the stuffed horse that she got for her birthday. My older daughter received a similar one from Santa this year and of course, wouldn’t let the younger two touch it. So, I got the younger one her own. She named him Snowflake.
I cut out part of the title, “Stuffy”, with my Silhouette Cameo with the Lavanderia font. It’s very close to the font that Elle used on the paper and I love the combination of the pink and white on black.
As always, I used my trusty sewing machine on my layout. If you’re interested in machine stitching on your layouts but haven’t tried it yet, here are a few tips:
Tips for Machine Sewing on Layouts
- Secure your paper in place with a tiny dab of wet glue before you sew. I like to use Helmar 450 Quick Dry because I’m super impatient, and as the name implies, it dries quickly! LOL! Don’t use a tape runner because it can gum up your machine and/or your needle.
- If your machine is the type that allows you to adjust the tension, then do so. I like the tension on 4 for fabric and 7 for paper.
- Sew away….
- To secure your sewing when you’re done, pull the top thread through to the back of your project by gently pulling on the bottom thread. Trim the loose ends and secure with a dab of 450 Quick Dry or Helmar Premium Craft Glue.Â Note: I used to tie the ends together to secure them in place, but I found that this took forever, especially on layouts where I have done a lot of sewing, so I started using glue. It’s up to you…
I used Epiphany Crafts‘ Heart 14 Tool and epoxies. They go great with the Elle’s Studio You & Me Collection. I don’t know what it is about their products, I’m super addicted to making my own epoxies!
Elle’s Studio Products
- You & Me Papers
- Hello Sweetheart Stamps
- You & Me Cutouts
- You & Me Lil’ Snippets
- You & Me Pennants
- You & Me 3″ Circles
- You & Me Large Journalling Tags
- You & Me Tabs
- You & Me Tidbits
- Epiphany Crafts Heart 14 Tool and Epoxies
- Huskvana Viking H-Class Sewing Machine
- Thread by GÃ¼termann
- Ink by Stampin’ Up
- Marker by Faber Castell
- Date stamp by American Crafts
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